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Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

 Reuters 29 February 2019

Modern cancer drugs supercharge immune systems, target specific gene mutations and pack modified viruses into vaccines. But a prospective new treatment, discovered by accident, stands out for its simplicity. Rose Bengal, a cheap industrial chemical that turns yarn and food bright red, has the ability to dissolve tumours, rendering the need for lasers obsolete. Now, some scientists are looking at its potential to fight various forms of cancer. (807 Words) - By Bill Berkrot

Reuters_Old red dye shows promise as new cancer foe

Rose Bengal, a cheap industrial chemical that turns yarn and food bright red, has been used as a diagnostic staining agent for some time. Now, some scientists are looking at its potential to fight various forms of cancer. 

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